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William L. Klein, Jr

Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 13 Mar 1922 (aged 54)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 103782470 · View Source
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The son of William L. Klein, Sr. and Sophia Wiedmeier, William was born in Germany. He came to the states in 1892 and married Magdalena F. "Lena" Krause 5 years later. They were the parents of 6 children.

The Kleins lived in St. Louis, Missouri where William worked as a carpet and rug weaver. William's widowed father-in-law, August Krause, lived with the family at the turn of the century until his death in 1903.

William was a member of the St. Louis Schwaben Verein. This was a mutual aid society for emigrants from "Schwaben," an area in the southwest part of Germany that is now part of the contemporary German states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria. It was a social club and charitable society or "verein" for people of middle European origins.

William died at Isolation Hospital at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 20 days from septicemia, a blood infection, and pneumonia. He was survived by his wife, Lena, who died of heart disease in 1928. He was also survived by 3 daughters and 3 sons.

William's body was cremated on 16 Mar 1922 at the Missouri Crematory.

Children: 3 daughters, 3 sons.

Father of:
Rosa L. "Rosie" Klein Wappel
Luther A. Klein
William H. Klein
Flora E. Klein Knapp Barnhouse
Alice F. Klein
Walter T. Klein



[Please note that the obituary was in extremely poor condition and was very difficult to read.]

KLEIN--Entered into rest, Monday, March 14 [sic], 1922 at 6:20 p.m., William L. Klein, dearly beloved husband of Lena Klein, nee Krause, dear father of Mrs. Rosa Wappe? [Wappel?], Luther A., William H., Flora E., Ellis [sic] F. and Walter T. Klein, and our dear father-in-law, in his fifty-fifth year.

Funeral Thursday, March 16 at 2 p.m., from Kreighauser chapel, 4102 Manchester [2 words illegible]ion at Missouri Crematory. Friends invited. Deceased was a member of St. Louis Schwaben V.

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 15 Mar 1922; p. 28)
Note: All spelling, capitalization and punctuation marks in obituary are exactly as they appeared in the original text.

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Gravesite Details Obituary says that William died on "Monday, March 14, 1922." However, March 14th fell on a Tuesday that year. William's death certificate gives his date of birth as March 13, 1922 which was a Monday.


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  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William L. Klein, Jr (21 Jul 1867–13 Mar 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103782470, ; Maintained by Lynn (contributor 47138895) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.